Your gi is your training equipment in Jiu Jitsu. Much like in other activities, your training equipment being in good order and of a higher quality will have an effect on the quality of your training and your ability to train. To help you can feel most comfortable and be ready to train here are some tried and true ways to take care of your gi:
Last time we talked about what advice our instructors would tell the white belt version of themselves. Here’s part two of our hard earned advice. If you’re just dropping in on us now, click here for PART I.
Welcome to the big wide world of Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. How was your first class? You may find that you have a new found interest in such things as ice and tiger balm. In fact, your new found activity may also have elicited thoughts of other things you were until now uninterested in or aware of- ‘Wow, I have a muscle there and it’s sore?’, ‘I wonder how I can improve my cardio so I can roll longer.’, ‘What should I eat before a training session?’
Whenever people who are vaguely familiar with BJJ ask me about the art I usually end up having the following conversation at some point:
‘How long have you been practicing?’
‘So you’re a black belt?’
‘No. I’m a brown belt. One below a black belt.’
‘After ten years??’
Top 10 ways to train Jiu Jitsu for years and NEVER improve.
When someone first starts Jiu Jitsu it can be confusing to even separate the names of various submission- kimura, omaplata, americana, let alone know how to get the most out of your training. Here are my top ten ways I have seen people hinder their own trainingunintentionally or not. Luckily, we have never seen anyone do ALL of these at once!
With the Australia Championship Cup just around the corner and our first internal children’s competition a complete success, I wanted to take a moment to look at why we compete and of what value it is to us.
When practitioners first look at completing many reasons not to suddenly arise. Fears, misgivings, negative self-talk, and insecurities, appear. It’s true- Competition is a challenging activity at any level and the proper preparation for competition is an undertaking that best done, must be seriously dedicated to and is not easy.
When looking at options for children’s sports and activities it can be difficult to determine the benefits of each. Should my child do Tae Kwon Do, Football, or Gymnastics? In this article I hope to look at the benefits of Brazilian JiuJitsu in relation to early and adolescent development. What kind of a tool can learning JiuJitsu be to developing a child’s life?
While it has been proven extensively that physical exercise is pivotal to all children’s overall health and development let us ask what types of physical activities and skills have the most effectand are of the most benefit to a child’s development.
Once more Gracie Humaita Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) won in overall divisions, GI and NO GI.
Congratulations to all professors, instructors, students and supporters, you are all
part of it!!!
Congratulations on the Vicotry of Aukuso Mafiti on the ADCC Trials in the Philippines.
All the members of the Gracie Sydney Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are very proud of Aukuso's latest performance.